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WWII Heer/SS OFFICER M36 Tunic.
Features: M36 Officer Tunic Features: Double twill Tricot material, Bottle Green Collar, Four Pleated Pockets, First Aid Pouch Pocket, French Cuffs, lined with silk with internal dagger hanger. Authentic Size and cut.
When the Nazis came to power in early 1933 the Reichswehr, the armed forces of the Weimar Republic, were near the end of a two-year project to redesign the Army Feldbluse (field-blouse). Beginning in that year the new tunic was issued to the Reichsheer and then the rapidly growing Wehrmacht Heer, although minor design changes continued to be made until the appearance of the standardized Heeres Dienstanzug Modell 1936. The M36 tunic still retained the traditional Imperial and Reichswehr uniform color of grey-green “field gray” (feldgrau) wool, but incorporated four front patch pockets with scalloped flaps and pleats (on Reichswehr tunics the lower pockets were internal and angled). The front was closed with five buttons rather than the previous eight, and the collar and shoulder straps were of a dark bottle-green instead of the Reichswehr grey. Compared to the Weimar-era uniforms the skirt of the feldbluse was shorter and the tailoring was more form-fitting due to Germany’s adoption of mechanized warfare: soldiers now spent much time in the confined space of a vehicle and a shorter jacket was less likely to pick up dirt from the seats. It also included an internal suspension system, whereby a soldier could hang an equipment belt on a series of hooks outside of the tunic. These hooks were connected to two straps inside the lining, which spread the weight of equipment without having to use external equipment suspenders. The M36 was produced and issued until the very end of the war, though successive patterns became predominant.
SHOULDER BOARDS FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND ARE NOT SOLD WITH THE TUNIC.
- Size Small: Chest: 40″ Sleeve: 23″ Length: 28″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size Medium: Chest: 42″ Sleeve: 24″ Length: 29″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size Large: Chest: 44″ Sleeve: 25″ Length: 30″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size XLarge: Chest: 46″ Sleeve: 26″ Length: 31″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size 2Xlarge: Chest: 48″ Sleeve: 27″ Length: 32″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size 3Xlarge: Chest” 50″ sleeve 28″ Length 33″ (from shoulder to bottom)
- Size 4Xlarge: Chest” 52 Sleeve 28″ Length 34: (from shoulder to bottom)
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